For a little while now, I’ve been looking for a good way to give a ringing endorsement to Left of Bang. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this book, it provides guidelines and instructions on how to look at individuals and environments in order to detect early warning signs and indicators of impending… Read More Left of Bang
This article is intended for non-security professionals who are looking for advice on how to get a physical security program started. OK, you’ve gotten to the point where your organization needs to employ some physical security measures. Now, for most small companies, startups, VCs, foundations and family offices, having to deal with security isn’t… Read More How To Get Started With Physical Security: A Guide For Startups & Small Companies
I had a great time on SOFREP Radio recently. For those of you who haven’t heard of SOFREP, check it out. These guys do lots of good and provide great content, insights and commentary. It was a true honor to be invited on.
In my last article, I discussed how security professionals should treat security as a science rather than an art. This is because our goals should be objectively verifiable and should therefore be based on reason, evidence and probability. This, however, is just one half of the story. The other half has to do with the… Read More The Feeling Of Security
Martial arts is one of those subjects that as soon as you raise them, a weird mood sets in. Some people get oddly self-confident, others get defensive and most exhibit a strange combo of both. It’s almost as if a controversial political questions has been asked. Though I’ve never written about martial arts before, they’ve… Read More Martial Arts Misconceptions
“Fail Often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelly. Mistakes and failures in surveillance, surveillance detection and special protective operations are things I write about quite frequently. I’ve examined them from every which way, explained how they look, discussed many case studies and talked about how to avoid them. One aspect I haven’t touched on… Read More Big Mistakes & Embarrassing Failures
A version of this article has also been published in Security Solutions Magazine. On the evening of the 19th of December, 2016, the world was shocked as news came out about the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. Karlov was shot from behind as he was delivering a speech at the Cagdas… Read More A lesson In Diplomatic Protection